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ATWT Alum & Dear Evan Hansen’s Michael Park Reveals ‘The Role He Could Do In His Sleep’, ‘The Role He Was Funniest In’! Can Soaps Fans Name Them?

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Two-time Daytime Emmy winner, Michael Park (Ex-Jack, ATWT) is currently in the cast of the new smash hit musical Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway. Park, who since leaving ATWT following its cancellation, has continued to rack up impressive credits and roles on The Great White Way.

In Broadway.com’s very cute segment entitled Role Call with Michael Park, he is asked several questions and must choose from a board behind him filled with note cards, which role from his myriad of TV and stage characters fits the bill.

When asked: Which role he was the funniest in, Park revealed the infamous Dirk from the online series Steamboat!  Remember, the series featuring Park, Michael O’ Leary and Kim Zimmer?  Later when asked: What role could he do in his sleep, of course it was none other than the beloved Jack Snyder of Oakdale.  Michael expresses he loved playing Jack and he misses him, and he knows a lot of people out there miss him, too!

In addition, when asked: What role would he love to do again, Park says House of Cards, Curtis Haas, and the opportunity to work with Kevin Spacey again.  With his current role of Larry Murphy in Dear Evan Hansen, and partaking in this role call “walk down memory”, Michael admits it left him a bit emotional!

Watch the video here, and then let us know what you thought of it.  Do, you wish you could see Jack Snyder on ATWT one more time?  And if you have seen Michael and the cast of Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway, let us know what you thought of the performances and the show!

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This was fantastic! Michael Park excelled on As the World Turns and his chemistry with Maura West (Carly) was outstanding! I love the work he is doing now, though, I would so love seeing him back on a soap opera!

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Ironically I went to New York back in 1996 to visit the set of ATWT for three days. While I was in town I took in a couple of Broadway shows. One of them was “Smokey Joe’s Cafe” which I thoroughly enjoyed. Imagine my surprise a year or so later when while watching my favourite soap that guy from “Smokey Joe’s Cafe” pops up in the new role of Jack Snyder. Apparently I was a Michael Park fan before I even knew his name!

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PLEASE BRING HIM TO GH FOR A LOVE INTEREST OF MAURA WEST…THEY WERE SO TERRIFIC ON ATWT……GREAT ACTOR…..

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

The true CarJack fan inside of me would love that but, at the same time, I’d prefer seeing him on another soap opera to avoid the automatic pull people would want to be seeing. I’d love to see him on DAYS or Y&R!

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Joan Faist

I miss Jack Snyder and I always will. He lives on in my heart. Long live our beloved CarJack.

Kelly Pietrangeli
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Kelly Pietrangeli

Carly and her G-Man will never forget Jack Snider one of my favourite roles on As The World Turns. That couple had chemistry to burn. They were funny , romantic, and so entertaining. A passionate couple I rooted for!

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I always enjoyed watching MP in action on ATWT and any other time I’ve seen him on TV. (Most recently ~ for me ~ as Jim Gordon’s dad in flashbacks.) He’s great at anything he does.

I would love to see him back on a soap!

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Michael Park Joins the Cast of HBO’s ‘The Time Traveler’s Wife’

Two-time Daytime Emmy winner and former star of As the World Turns Michael Park (Ex-Jack Snyder), has been added to the cast of HBO’s upcoming time travel drama, The Time Traveler’s Wife.

According to Deadline, the series is adapted by former Dr. Who head writer and Sherlock co-creator Steven Moffat, The Time Traveler’s Wife tells the intricate love story of Clare (Leslie) and Henry (James), and a marriage with a problem… time travel.

In it, Park will play the role of “Philip Abshire” – Clare’s father, who is said to be a high-powered Chicago lawyer, he is brisk and orderly, and expects all his children to fall into line.

The series also will star former General Hospital and Oscar winner, Jaimie Ray Newman (Ex-Kristina).  She won an Academy Award for her Live-Action Short, Skin.

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So, looking forward to seeing Michael and Jaimie in their new TV roles? Comment below.

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ATWT and OLTL Alum Mary Linda Rapelye Passes Away at 76

She got her soap start as Faith Kipling, the wife of the evil Dr. Ivan Kipling on One Life to Live (1979-1980) and later came to Oakdale and As the World Turns as lawyer, Maggie Crawford (1980-1985), and now comes sad news that actress Mary Linda Rapelye has died from a battle with cancer.

Mary Linda actually passed away last month on April 5th, and according to The Booth Bay Register she was surrounded by her her brother Gardiner Rapelye Jr. and dear friends Julianna and Will Anderson by her side.  She was 76 years old at the time of her death.

Mary Linda started a long career of acting when she was only 5.  After her part in an outdoor production at The Starlight Theater in her home town, Kansas City, Missouri, she climbed off the stage and sat in her father’s lap. This was to be the beginning of her work spanning nearly eight decades on stage, screen and television. She is best known for her roles in Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood, and of course, OLTL and ATWT.  She also made a memorable appearance in the role of Irina Galliulin in the Star Trek: The Original Series third season episode “The Way to Eden”.

A Memorial and Celebration of Life is being planned this July for MaryLinda in Booth Bay.

Below is a tribute video featuring clips and moments from Rapelye’s career.

Share your remembrances and condolences for Mary Linda in the comment section.

 

 

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‘The Doctors’ Panel Participants Announced for ‘Soap Con Live’ Event

The upcoming Soap Con Live virtual event has announced that former The Doctors stars: Nancy Stafford (Felicia/Adrienne Hunt), Anna Stuart (Toni Ferra-Powers), Frank Telfer (Luke Dancy) and Marie Thomas-Foster (Lauri James-Iverson) will be on the panel representing the series on May 1 at 2:30 p.m. ET/11:30 a.m. PT.

“Classic television has been a great comfort during this challenging year,” said Joel Wertman, president of Retro TV and It’s Real Good TV parent company, Get After It Media, Inc. “Our team is honored that Retro TV has been a place audiences have turned to. We’re excited to be a part of Soap Con Live and are grateful to these stars from “The Doctors” for being a part of the event.”

Panels for other daytime soaps As the World Turns, One Life to Live and General Hospital will continue throughout the day during this free, inaugural virtual event.

The free live event will be simulcast on The Locher Room YouTube Channel, the It’s Real Good TV app, and SoapOperaDigest.com.

There will be a Q&A during the livestream events giving fans opportunities to interact with their favorite daytime stars.

Go to Soap Con Live.com for more information on the main event and virtual meet and greets and more.

So, what do you think about The Doctors panel participants? Comment below.

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